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Usain Bolt

Usain St. Leo Bolt, OJ, C.D. (nicknamed Lightning Bolt, pronounced /ˈjuːseɪn/; born 21 August 1986), is a Jamaican sprinter and a three-time World ... More »Usain St. Leo Bolt, OJ, C.D. (nicknamed Lightning Bolt, pronounced /ˈjuːseɪn/; born 21 August 1986), is a Jamaican sprinter and a three-time World and Olympic gold medalist. He is the world record and Olympic record holder in the 100 metres, the 200 metres and (along with his teammates) the 4 x 100 metres relay. He is the reigning World and Olympic champion in these three events. Bolt distinguished himself with a 200 m gold medal at the 2002 World Junior Championships, making him the competition's youngest-ever gold medalist. In 2004, at the CARIFTA Games, he became the first junior sprinter to run the 200 m in under 20 seconds with a time of 19.93 s, breaking the previous world junior record held by Roy Martin by two-tenths of a second. He turned professional in 2004, and although he competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics, he missed most of the next two seasons due to injuries. In 2007, he surpassed Don Quarrie's 200 m Jamaican record with a run of 19.75 s. His 2008 season began with... [ Wikipedia ]

Tyson Gay once against fastest in U.S., sets sights on Usain Bolt

" His time matched the 10th-fastest time in history, but more pointedly, was just the second time since 2009 that Gay has dipped under 9.80 seconds (a place where only world record holder Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Gay have gone). "When Tyson is healthy, he can do all kinds of stuff," ...

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Justin Gatlin set for USA track nationals after beating Usain Bolt

Justin Gatlin handed Usain Bolt a shock defeat in Rome two weeks ago. Justin Gatlin talked a big game before a recent race with the world's fastest sprinter, stepping up his boasting simply to bait Usain Bolt. Usually, that's not a wise move. And yet the American backed up running ...

Usain Bolt sets track record in 200 meters at Bislett Games

Usain Bolt ran a 19.79 in the 200 meters to set a track record at the Bislett Games in Oslo, Norway. OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Usain Bolt bounced back from a rare defeat, setting a track record at the Bislett Games on Thursday in his first 200-meter race of the season. "I'm not in as ...

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Usain Bolt not concerned after rare loss to Justin Gatlin

Usain Bolt shrugged off suggestions that he's past his time after finishing second in the 100 meters in Rome. OSLO (AP) -- Usain Bolt laughed off suggestions Tuesday he may be 'past it,' saying he's looking forward to defending his world championship titles in the 100 and 200 ...

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Usain Bolt finishes second to Justin Gatlin in Rome; more notebook

Usain Bolt lost to Justin Gatlin by .01 at the Diamond League meet in Rome, but all cameras were still turned on him. Everything with Usain Bolt creates great theater, even on the rare occasion when he's defeated. On Thursday, Bolt was nipped at the tape at the Diamond ...

Bolt Loses, Gatlin Wins, But is Either Human?

Usain Bolt of Jamaica reacts after coming in second place in the 100m event at the Golden Gala IAAF Diamond League at the Olympic stadium in Rome on Thursday. Justin Gatlin of the U.S. won the race. Today in Italy, the fastest man to ever walk the earth was not the fastest man of the ...

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Justin Gatlin tops Usain Bolt by smallest of margins at Golden Gala

Justin Gatlin (left) beat world record-holder Usain Bolt (right) by one-hundredth of a second to win the 100 meters at the Golden Gala. ROME (AP) -- After five dominating years, Usain Bolt is showing signs of slowing down. The Jamaican lost by a hundredth of a second to American ...

Usain Bolt ready to run his best at Golden Gala meet

Usain Bolt won the "Mano a Mano" 150 meter challenge held on Copacabana beach in Brazil in March. ROME (AP) -- Usain Bolt is looking forward to performing at his best again after being slowed by a hamstring injury a month ago. The 100-meter world record-holder makes his European ...

Usain Bolt wins 100-meter finals at Jamaica nationals

Usain Bolt clocked a 9.94 seconds in the 100 meters to win the finals of the Jamaica national championships. KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Usain Bolt clocked a 9.94 seconds in the 100 meters to win the finals of the Jamaica national championships. The world's fastest man says he's ...

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Usain Bolt's father has $4,000 stolen from his car

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) A day after a rare defeat for sprinter Usain Bolt, his father suffered another kind of loss back home in Jamaica. Thieves broke into the pickup truck of 57-year-old Wellesley Bolt and stole more than $4,000 in cash. The elder Bolt says the theft occurred ...

Gatlin beats Olympic champion Usain Bolt by 0.01 seconds in Rome

(CNN) -- Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt was beaten into second place by Justin Gatlin in the 100 meters at the Diamond League's Rome meeting. The Jamaican, who won three sprint gold medals at the London Games, lost out to his American rival who clocked a time of 9.94 seconds. ...

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Usain Bolt, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario to present French Open trophies

Olympic track champion Usain Bolt will present the men's trophy at the French Open this weekend. PARIS (AP) -- Six-time Olympic track champion Usain Bolt and eight-time Grand Slam champion Arantxa Sanchez Vicario will present the men's and women's winners' trophies at the French ...

Win over Bolt prelude to bigger things, says Gatlin

Win over Bolt prelude to bigger things, says Gatlin | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 09:18am IST Kingston: Olympic bronze medallist Justin Gatlin is not willing to call his surprising 100 metres victory over world record holder Usain Bolt a fluke. The American sprinter prefers to think ...

Robin Scott-Elliot: So, Usain Bolt is shot then? No, just undercooked

In the bowels of the Stadio Olimpico late on Thursday night, Usain Bolt, clad in an Italy football shirt, leaned across to Justin Gatlin and offered his hand. Gatlin took it and Bolt gave him a pat on the back too. Bolt is not used to losing – since he became a flying force ...

BBC Sport Usain Bolt: Justin Gatlin defeat not a worry for Jamaican sprinter

Treble Olympic champion Usain Bolt says he has lost some motivation but insists he is not worried ahead of August's World Championships in Moscow. The Jamaican, 26, was second in the 100m at the Diamond League meeting in Rome behind American Justin Gatlin after an early season hamstring ...

Usain Bolt: The sprinter is back... and ready for the World Championships

Please read our Legal Terms & Policies For Usain Bolt all roads lead from Rome. On Thursday night the world's fastest man will begin his competitive preparations proper to reclaim the one crown he cannot currently perch on his head and they will take him from the Olympic Stadium in the ...

The changing face of Usain Bolt as sprint king prepares for track return

Usain Bolt is looking forward to performing at his best again after being slowed by a hamstring injury a month ago. The six-time Olympic champion ran the 100m only once this year, narrowly edging one of his training partners in a photo finish in the Cayman Islands on May 8 with a ...

Dwain Chambers: Can any of the also-rans beat Usain Bolt?

Please read our Legal Terms & Policies Usain Bolt will arrive in Rome next week with the usual fanfare that escorts the fastest man on the planet. Posters for Thursday's track meeting at the Stadio Olimpico and Bolt's first major race of the year show him adorned with a crown and ...

Commonwealth Games 2014: Sprinter Delano Williams training with Usain Bolt

The 19-year-old sprinter, who just missed out on representing Britain at last year's Olympics, will soon be joining the famous Racers Track Club in Jamaica - and learning from the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, and his own formidable understudy, Yohan Blake. It may be a dream come true ...

Tyson Gay wins 200 at nationals with season-leading time

" With his strong performance, Gay delivered an emphatic message to the rest of the world, and more specifically Usain Bolt: The Gay of old is back. Not the version hobbled by nagging injuries over the years, but the one who captured the 100 and 200 titles at the 2007 world ...

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